Monday, November 23, 2015

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities! Book Review

Mica's super into fact books. I know he'll love a book he's getting for Christmas: Ripley's Believe It or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities!

About the book:
  • It has foil on the cover 
  • It's hard bound
  • Book Size: 9 x 11 3/4
  • 256 pages
  • Recommend reading age is 10+
  • Cost: $28.95, and on sale for $14.99.  
We went to a Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in Wisconsin Dells once. I loved it! Things are disturbing, interesting, and artistically pleasing there.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities! is the latest book from Ripley Publishing's wildly popular series that chronicles the most shocking, crazy, incredible and always true stories from around the globe.

I love that the book is for all kinds of ages:
  • Tweens (which would be Mica)
  • Teens  
  • Reluctant readers (which would be Isaak)
To be honest...when I pick out books for my kids I find that I want to like them to. I still read to my kids at times. I want to enjoy what I'm reading. I like this book!

Eye-Popping Oddities is a National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold award winner. I can see why. The pictures are so eye-popping.

You know a book is good when they keep putting put more to read. This is like a coffee table book. Anyone would gravitate towards it.

What reviewers are saying about “Ripley's Believe It or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities!” –

"Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities" is sure to entertain children and adults alike. Superbly and profusely illustrated throughout and very highly recommended for personal, community, and school library collections, "Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities" is perfect for browsing through again and again and again”. – Midwest Book Review

“...if you have a reluctant reader in your household, Eye-Popping Oddities is a great way for him/her to experience the joy of being sucked into a book. Or, if you’re simply curious yourself, this book is definitely
good for both teens and adults as there is plenty here for all to enjoy.” –
Feathered Quill

“The Ripley’s people scour the world for the strangest and most interesting anomalies, and this book will not disappoint any readers interested in this sort of thing. The writing is snappy and fun. The photographs and drawings are absolutely fascinating and there are plenty of them to keep readers satisfied. This is a winner.” – San Francisco Book Review

It's filled with not just weirdness, but art to. 


Have you ever read, or looked at a Ripley's Believe It or Not! book or gone to one of their museums?
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Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free in exchange for a review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Cascia Talbert said...

I grew up in Wisconsin,but haven't been to the Ripley's museum in the Dell's . That book looks fascinating. My 8 year old would probably love it.

Theresa Mahoney said...

We passed the museum when we went to the Dell's a few years back. I wish we would have went in. Allison LOVES these weird facts and checks out Ripley's books from the library frequently!

mail4rosey said...

My oldest two boys used to love to read the books. I haven't been to a museum but I'd love to go.

~ Noelle said...

These books are always so interesting. After we enjoy it, we donate it to Broxton's school library.


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